sup fellow LTS dude, alright look- get a *good* air-gun, 175PSI, set TDC and *zapp* that "blocker" off. Also get/rent whatever a "twim cam locking plate"
BTW: I just finished installing a P/P head, when you are ready to get the belt on start on the crank with the tension on the intake- trust it will make installation soooooooo much easier. dont just try and slip it over all at once.
Yes the crank spins clockwise, so when you crank it over it loosens the bolt. As you hold the bolt in place and spin the crank clockwise, it is spinning the bolt itself counter-clockwise (since it is held in place by the ratchet/breaker bar).
Yes it will. I have done it on my car 3 times now and the bolt was torqued to 115 ft lbs or so. Just don't try to hold the wrench (or have anynoe else hold it for that matter) or anything because you'll lose a finger or hand if the wrench slips 8O.
hehe on mym sisters 4.3 v6 vortec powered s10 it has that huge nut/bolt type deal on the fan/clutch-pully connection. My brother in law finally found the worlds largest crescent wrench to go around the thing and we still couldn't get it off. It turned all the pullys with it! so... finally remember I had a rubber mallet in the truck. a couple real hard hits finally got it to crack free enough that we could turn it without everything else turning with it.
When you say wedge I don't really know what you mean. The only thing I can think of is the key that aligns the crankshaft and pulley? If it's that, I think you should be able to either wiggle it out with pliers or wiggle the whole pulley until it loosens up and comes off. I personally have a 1.9 and I haven't done it on a 1.8 yet.
Well from what I can tell, once you have the crankshaft pulley off all you need to do is loosen the timing belt tensioner and the belt should come off. I don't think you need to take the whole crankshaft sprocket off.
Ah yes that's the sprocket keyway key. You should be able to get the pulley off without removing the key. You can make a puller out of 3 of the bolts and a piece of metal if you really have to. You will have to use the large center bolt and two of the outer ones. Make a piece of stiff metal that can go across and has 2 holes in it, one for each side bolt to go through. Now put the large center bolt into the crank about half way in. Take the metal piece and align it so you can put the two side bolts through. Now alternate tightening the side bolts and it will slowly pull off the pulley. Make sure to evenly tighten them so they don't get angled and strip out. If you have ever used a cheap steering wheel puller you will understand exactly what I am talking about. Hopefully that may help you :wink: